Arsenal willing to pay only N120b to sign Osimhen

According to a report from Calcionapoli24, making reference to Radio Kiss Kiss, Arsenal is unwilling to pay more than €75m (approximately N120 billion in Nigerian currency) to sign 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner, Victor Osimhen.

Undoubtedly, Mikel Arteta wants to add a new striker to his side this summer to bolster their chances of ending their Premier League drought and contending for other major honours next season.

After their failed pursuit of Benjamin Šeško who has extended his contract with RB Leipzig, the Premier League outfit seem to have shifted focus on getting Osimhen but may be hindered if they fail to pay his release clause.

The Nigeria international has a €130m release clause which is way higher than the fee Arsenal are ready to pay for him at the moment and with Napoli’s rigged stance, no club will get him at a discount price.

The Naples-based club plans on using the proceeds from the world-class striker’s sale to reinvest in their squad, as they hope to begin their reign under new manager Antonio Conte on a good note.

Romelu Lukaku who has been tipped to be in pole position to replace Osimhen is one of the players on their radar.

The Nigerian forward’s huge release clause is preventing interested clubs from striking a deal with Napoli and it remains to be seen if he will eventually leave the Parthenopeans this summer.

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